I came across this sculpture in Takayama. It’s of three kids, two of whom seem to be teasing the boy in the picture, who is crying so hard that snot is coming out of his nose. This is almost as good as “Space Dolphins.”web analytics


The entire crowd flinched when this guy got flipped over his opponent’s back with a rope around his neck, but, incredibly, instead of ending up as a quadriplegic, the guy just rolled out of it. This amazing demonstration of nawajutsu took place at the culture day festival (Nov. 3) at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.web analytics